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Should government subsidies be provided for private schools?

  • Teach good morals

    Religious private schools teach their students not only regular subjects like math and science, but also moral values from the holy texts. Because they teach their students good values, their graduates will be a positive influence on our society. If we provide money to such schools, we can thereby enrich our society.

  • Definitely, they provide for our future.

    The only job a school has is to prepare the next generation for our future. If the private school does this, and extra (e.G. They teach religion or similar) then they are doing all that is required of them. They are not harming anyone and so should be given government funding or subsidies.

  • Government should subsidize private school students as long as they are full resident.

    As long as the child is born locally, they should be subsidized. There are many reasons why did the child choose to go private instead. But no matter what is the reason behind, we still cant change the fact that this child is born locally. So since the child is a pure resident, the child should be subsidized.

  • Yes, because it would make private schools more affordable.

    The cost of an education in a public or in a private school on average is about the same, $11,000. In the case of a public school, this cost is covered by taxes. The cost is covered by tuition and sponsors in private schools. Private schools, however, using the same amount of dollars achieve much better results for graduates. With more money from the government, private schools will be be able to open their doors more to lower income families and graduate more students.

  • Funding Follows the Child

    If the basic premise is that all children deserve an education and that public funding is to be used to achieve that, it follows that all children should be funded, regardless of what school they attend.
    If people try to argue that every child should be part of the same system, this is a false argument knowing that children are different in their learning styles. Given this, choice should be allowed within the educational system, which private schools help with.

  • Funding Follows the Child

    If the basic premise is that all children deserve an education and that public funding is to be used to achieve that, it follows that all children should be funded, regardless of what school they attend.
    If people try to argue that every child should be part of the same system, this is a false argument knowing that children are different in their learning styles. Given this, choice should be allowed within the educational system, which private schools help with.

  • Yes they should be funded by the government

    I think the government should fund private schools so they can lower the price of the entry fees. If they lower the entry fee it provides more choice for the parents of a child to choose which school they go to. If they aren’t funded it would cost more money for them to keep running which would increase the price so that only the richer kids of the world would be able to go to private schools.

  • I think they should be funded by the government

    My opponent states here that private schools are not self-sufficient and that they would be able to do whatever they want because the government gives them money. Both parts of this statement are false. Private schools must make their own money through tuition, donations of alumni, etc, meaning they are indeed self-sufficient. Secondly, the government has control in things because they give money. The whole reason why private schools are private is because they are independent of the government and provide for themselves.

  • Yes they should

    I believe that parents have the right to choose which school their children attend. It would only be fair for the government to give a private school subsidy equivalent to what would be paid if the child were attending a public school. The parents of children in private school are still required to pay the taxes that fund public schooling.

  • Excellence, Democracy and Voice.

    1. The Free Choice for parents to send their child to any school would create a competition for all schools to raise the bar.
    2. The core of a Democracy is to give voice to the individual and allow them that voice, but one educational model for all contradicts our core value.
    3. There are many communities who cannot send their children to the public schools because of their religious beliefs, we as a country must respect and support that (America is a land that was founded to allow all religions to flourish (your beaten hungry and oppressed) ).
    4. The privatization of schools will save the government money ( right now education does not have a strong business model and I believe this is partially due to the government pumping money into failing systems that will always have children because where are you going to send your kids if you do not have money... Thereby always having money to remain afloat and perpetuate mediocre education.

    G-d Bless America

    P.S I work in the the Public school system.

  • NO government funding needed

    Why, because there is already a public system which is free for all students if you want a private education your choice just don't pressure the government for money when they provide us with an effective public education system. Growing up with two kids their always enjoyed time in school sooo...

  • Private schools already get paid

    Extensive amounts of money is already being paid to private schools by parents. Private schools do not need government funding when this much money is already coming into the school. The money income for private schools is too much and too expensive for the parents to pay for.

    P.S. I have had experiences in both public and private school systems.

  • Not fun nor Fair for the children

    The government should not fund private schools for it will cause the government to take over that school and also will cause the parents to careless about their children's education and while the parents are partying the children are stuck in school with no idea of what the teachers or students are talking about since the teach a religion in school.

  • Not fun nor Fair for the children

    The government should not fund private schools for it will cause the government to take over that school and also will cause the parents to careless about their children's education and while the parents are partying the children are stuck in school with no idea of what the teachers or students are talking about since the teach a religion in school.

  • Not fun nor Fair for the children

    The government should not fund private schools for it will cause the government to take over that school and also will cause the parents to careless about their children's education and while the parents are partying the children are stuck in school with no idea of what the teachers or students are talking about since the teach a religion in school.

  • Not fun nor Fair for the children

    The government should not fund private schools for it will cause the government to take over that school and also will cause the parents to careless about their children's education and while the parents are partying the children are stuck in school with no idea of what the teachers or students are talking about since the teach a religion in school.

  • Cost, and public education.

    The sheer cost of the government paying for a child going into a private school would be astronomical. According to Private School Review in 2017 the national average for private school is approx. $10,000 per student, granted this is an average and will be cheaper/costlier in some locations. And on top of that the government already pays for a PUBLIC education system, and where it is far from perfect, it is free paid for by our government. Therefore if the government pays for a public education system why should it pay for your child to attend a private school.

    TL;DR:
    Too expensive
    No need, government funds public education

  • The govt should never subsidize somebody's religious beliefs.

    There is no reason for religion in school. If your kids want to take a moment to pray, that is their business. If a religious school wants to buy property and build it, then that;s cool. You don't need a religious school to pray. Might be some religious Right people who welcome having the American govt subsidize muslim schools. If a religious school can't make it without our $$, their goes your "competitive" argument. I know religious people want free stuff like everyone else, but grow up and pay for it like others do.

  • Government subsidies should not be provided for private schools

    Our public system would not be compromised (re funding) , and there would not be so many students changing to private schools, if the funding for private schools was left for the individual parents/students. I believe that the government is purposely promoting failures in the public school system, to cause discontent/dissatisfaction for those students/families. The conditions in the public school system need upgrading ++++, so that the system will be successful, for average people (with average/low incomes. And unions are essential for the public system! (Government is opposed to unions, for sure). All students need the opportunities for proper education. That means that the public system needs to be fixed, and properly funded!

  • No -- public education is the corner stone of democracy and freedom in general.

    If we deny our children and society the best possible publicly funded education we will wind up with an elite class with holding and using their knowledge as a way to exert control over the masses of the ignorant & uneducated. This has been proven time and again throughout history. Learning to think for oneself is the only way to be certain of freedom.


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